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    Mixed Messages frok anti-spyware devices

    I'm now running Trojanhunter, Spysweeper, Norton and Adaware, and have also tried the free CWS shredder several times. I'm puzzled about why these systems seem to contradict each other---I ran CWS shredder, which pronounced me free of Coolweb, and then immediately ran Spysweeper, which said we had it. Why the mixed messages?

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    Re: Mixed Messages frok anti-spyware devices

    CoolWebSearch is such a nasty set of frequently-changing mechanisms that the original author of CWShredder, Merijn Bellekom, actually gave up working on the newer variants as "too difficult to program a solution". The software was taken over, and other people have programmed fixes (possibly much if not all the software you mention).

    Does Spysweeper say it has fixed CoolWebSearch after saying it is present? Is all now well on the "rawamateur" PC?

    If Yes to both, then just put it down to the inexact nature of software trying to deal with exceptionally devious people, and rejoice... <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

    John

    PS I like your "frok" -- did you make it yourself?!
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    Re: Mixed Messages frok anti-spyware devices

    SpySweeper seems to report some false positives - see <post#=452183>post 452183</post#>. I guess this is unavoidable - all these applications use a mix of methods top detect spyware. Spybot Search & Destroy always reports one or two false positives on my system too, but I still use it.

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    Re: Mixed Messages frok anti-spyware devices

    I like your "frok" -- did you make it yourself?!
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    Good to see the art of sarcasm isn't dead in the Lounge... Keep up the good work John! <img src=/S/tongue.gif border=0 alt=tongue width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mixed Messages frok anti-spyware devices

    Lyra

    I wouldn't have called that sarcasm, for it was simply the logical consequence of a slightly amusing misspelling.

    John
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    Re: Mixed Messages frok anti-spyware devices

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Fair enough. Some people are just sooo pedantic! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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